Buckner recorded 62 tackles (34 solo) with 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a defensive touchdown in 16 games this season.
Buckner saw his sack total take a step back from the career-best 12 he posted in 2019, but a revamped edge rush -- after barely having any at all -- absorbed some of the sacks the defensive tackle was forced to gobble up last year. The 25-year-old remains one of the league's best interior linemen, but a sack total closer to 2019's total can be expected with so many threats on San Francisco's front four.
Buckner recorded six tackles (four solo) and a sack across 54 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Buckner now has 6.5 sacks on the year, which is third-best on the team. He'll now shift his focus to Sunday's showdown with the Saints, who have only allowed 21 sacks on the season.
Buckner generated two tackles and one sack during Monday's 36-26 victory over the Cardinals.
Buckner was a force who frequently needed to be double-teamed against a weak Cardinals offensive line. He's now up to five sacks on the year and will look to build on that total in Week 12 against a solid Packers offensive line.
Buckner recorded four tackles (three solo) and one sack during Thursday's 28-25 win over the Cardinals.
Buckner notched his fourth sack of the season in the victory. The fourth-year pro boasts a modest weekly floor due to his consistency recording tackles, and his pass-rushing upside makes him a worthwhile IDP option.
Buckner registered five tackles (three solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Monday's 31-3 win over the Browns.
This was Buckner's third consecutive game with a sack, and his second straight with a forced fumble. His pass rush hasn't missed a beat since last season, and Buckner's now on pace to match last year's 12-sack total. The fourth-year pro also has 15 tackles over the last two weeks, and he'll be a suitable IDP performer if he can maintain that floor.
Buckner racked up eight tackles (seven solo), sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Steelers.
Buckner led the 49ers in tackles, which is a rare feat for an interior lineman. The veteran reached 60 tackles in each of the last two seasons, so Sunday's big total put him back on track for that mark after he recorded just three through his first two games. Buckner's sack totals have been fine, as he has already recorded two after posting a career-high 12 in his breakout season last year.
Buckner recorded a sack in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
Buckner is coming off a 12-sack season, so it was just a matter of time before he got back to bringing down quarterbacks. The 25-year-old defensive end may have a tougher matchup in Week 3, as the Steelers' offensive line has allowed just two sacks through the first two games and now have a more mobile option than Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) under center in Mason Rudolph.
Buckner (toe) made his return to practice Sunday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Buckner had been held out of practice the past few days due to a toe injury but made a quick return. The Oregon product has been solid for the 49ers in his career, making at least 60 tackles the past three seasons, as the team exercised the fifth-year option on Buckner's rookie deal this offseason. Expect a healthy Buckner to maintain a leading role on a beefed up defensive line for 2019.
Buckner missed practice Friday with an apparent toe injury, but the team doesn't believe it to be serious, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Barrows also reported that Buckner was doing half-field sprints before sitting out practice. The Niners are likely just being cautious with the 25-year-old. San Francisco exercised the fifth-year option on Buckner's rookie contract in late April, after he racked up 67 total tackles, 12 sacks and broke up three passes in 2018. The Oregon product amassed at least 60 total tackles in his first three years in the league and only missed one game in that span.
The 49ers exercised the fifth-year option on Buckner's rookie contract Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The two sides could eventually agree to an extension this offseason, but Buckner is nonetheless under 49ers control for the next two seasons. After finishing third in sacks (12) among all defensive lineman last season, he'll now be complemented by a proven pass-rush specialist in offseason pickup Dee Ford. It's possible the team could use its current control of the No. 2 overall pick in this week's draft to bring in another blue-chip talent on the defensive line like Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams.
Buckner had four tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 48-32 loss to the Rams.
Buckner was unable to record a sack for a third straight game, but that shouldn't take anything away from the tremendous improvement he showed overall. The 24-year-old finishes the 2018 season with 67 tackles and a career-high 12 sacks. Those pass-rush results are especially impressive coming from an interior lineman, as he finished only behind Defensive Player of the Year candidate Aaron Donald (20.5 sacks) amongst defensive tackles. Buckner's ascension into IDP relevance this season should make him one of the few players at the position worth considering for fantasy.
Buckner had three solo tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in Sunday's loss to the Bears.
Buckner didn't quite match his 11-tackle, two-sack performance of last week, but it was yet another productive outing for the defensive tackle. The 24-year-old has 63 total tackles and 12 sacks in his breakout season.
Buckner recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 26-23 win over Seattle.
The Seahawks ran the ball 35 times, allowing Buckner to rack up the tackles to set a new high mark for the season. The 24-year-old added two more sacks, bringing his mark up to 11 on the campaign. Buckner has developed into one of the league's top defensive tackles, putting himself in the IDP conversation at a position that generally struggles to create consistent value. The lineman should be busy against another run-heavy team in Chicago in Week 16.
Buckner recorded seven tackles (three solo) and a pair of sacks in Sunday's 43-16 loss to Seattle.
Buckner continues to be a bright spot amongst an otherwise sorry San Francisco defensive unit. The 24-year-old has already matched his combined sack total of nine over the past two seasons, and he is blossoming into one of the league's top pass-rushing defensive tackles.
Buckner recorded five tackles (all solo) and a sack in Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Buccaneers.
Buckner experienced a bit of a sack dry spell after racking up 3.5 through the first two games of the season, but he has returned to form with 2.5 sacks over the last three games. The pass-rushing lineman's 39 tackles are a step back from the last two seasons (134 combined tackles), but he has also stepped up that aspect of his game recently with 10 (five solo) over the last two weeks. Russell Wilson will be a tougher assignment to bring down compared to Jameis Winston, but Buckner could see increased tackle opportunities against a run-heavy scheme that likes to attack defenses up the middle.
Buckner recorded four tackles, 0.5 sacks and two passes defensed across 48 defensive snaps in Monday's loss to the Giants.
Buckner now has a team-leading six sacks on the season to go along with 33 tackles. The 24-year-old will now get some extra time to rest up during the bye before returning to action next week against the Buccaneers.
Buckner had two solo tackles and a sack in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders.
The sack brings Buckner's season total to 5.5, which leads the 49ers. The 24-year-old started the season fast with 12 tackles (eight solo) and 3.5 sacks through the first two games, but he's since slowed down. Buckner has another quality matchup Week 10 against an embattled Giants offensive line.
Buckner recorded two tackles (one solo) and a sack in Monday's 33-30 loss to Green Bay.
Buckner brought his sack total up to 4.5 after enduring a three-week drought in the category. The 24-year-old actually had a second sack wiped out by a Richard Sherman illegal contact penalty on the Packers' game-winning drive. Buckner's tackle totals leave a lot to be desired (23 through six weeks), but the defensive tackle is well on pace to break his previous career high of six sacks this season.
Buckner tallied five tackles (all solo) and a sack in Sunday's win over the Lions.
Buckner's sack put him at 3.5 through two games, already surpassing his entire total from the 2017 season. The 2016 first-round pick is clearly the 49ers' best pass-rushing lineman despite lining up primarily on the inside.
Buckner recorded seven tackles (three solo) and 2.5 sacks in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.
Buckner was an absolute force Sunday, nearly matching his entire sack total (three) from 2017 in just one game. The 24-year-old is already considered one of the league's best pass-rushing interior linemen, and he appears poised to take another step forward this season.
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||15||73||43.0||30||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||61||45.0||16||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||16||67||44.0||23||12||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2019||San Francisco 49ers||16||62||34.0||28||7.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
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|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2019||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||2||0||4||12||4||1|